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  1. Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences.Mark J. Smith (ed.) - 2005 - Sage Publications.
    This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It (...)
     
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    The Phenomenological Life-World Analysis and the Methodology of the Social Sciences.Thomas S. Eberle - 2010 - Human Studies 33 (2-3):123-139.
    This Alfred Schutz Memorial Lecture discusses the relationship between the phenomenological life-world analysis and the methodology of the social sciences, which was the central motive of Schutz’s work. I have set two major goals in this lecture. The first is to scrutinize the postulate of adequacy, as this postulate is the most crucial of Schutz’s methodological postulates. Max Weber devised the postulate ‘adequacy of meaning’ in analogy to the postulate of ‘causal adequacy’ (a concept used in jurisprudence) (...)
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    Certainly Not! A Critical Realist Recasting of Ludwig von Mises's Methodology of the Social Sciences.Paul Lewis - 2010 - Journal of Economic Methodology 17 (3):277-299.
    This paper focuses on Ludwig von Mises methodological apriorism. It uses Wittgenstein's private language argument as the basis for a critique of Mises's claim to have found apodictically certain foundations for economic analysis. It is argued instead that Mises's methodology is more fruitfully viewed as an exercise in social ontology, the objective of which is to outline key features of the socio-economic world that social scientific research ought to take into account if it is to be fruitful. (...)
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  4. Rationality and the Social Sciences: Contributions to the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences.S. I. Benn & G. W. Mortimore (eds.) - 1976 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
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    On the Methodology of the Social Sciences: A Review Essay Part III.T. E. Huff - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (2):205-219.
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    On the Methodology of the Social Sciences: A Review Essay Part I.T. E. Huff - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (4):461-475.
  7. On the Methodology of the Social Sciences: A Review Essay Part II.T. E. Huff - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (1):81-94.
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    Implications of the Methodology of the Physical Sciences for the Social Sciences.Herold S. Stern - 1962 - Dialectica 16 (3):255-274.
    The attempt of modern social science to follow the methods of the physical sciences in seeking verification of its theories by statistical techniques is a result of an outmoded view of the methods of the physicist. The decisive element in verifying a theory is not the amassing of large bodies of data but insightful judgment into a relatively few cases. Because the will is primary in scientific activity, scientific statements, particularly those of social science, have the same (...)
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    Alfred Schutz, the Epistemology and Methodology of the Human and Social Sciences, and the Subjective Foundations of Objectivity.Simon V. Glynn - 2014 - Schutzian Research 6:61-74.
    Long debated has been whether or not the “objectivistic” epistemologies, quantitative methods and causal explanations, developed by the natural sciences for the study of physical objects, their actions and interactions, might also be applied to the study of human subjects, their experiences, actions and social interactions. Pointing out that such supposedly objective approaches would be singularly inappropriate to the study of the significance or meanings, qualitative values and freedom of choice, widely regarded as essential aspects of human subjects, (...)
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    Sociologizing Metaphysics and Mind: A Pragmatist Point of View on the Methodology of the Social Sciences[REVIEW]Osmo Kivinen & Tero Piiroinen - 2007 - Human Studies 30 (2):97 - 114.
    There are realist philosophers and social scientists who believe in the indispensability of social ontology. However, we argue that certain pragmatist outlines for inquiry open more fruitful roads to empirical research than such ontologizing perspectives. The pragmatist conceptual tools in a Darwinian vein—concepts like action, habit, coping and community—are in a particularly stark contrast with, for instance, the Searlean and Chomskian metaphysics of human being. In particular, we bring Searle's realist philosophy of society and mind under critical survey (...)
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    Methodology of the Social Sciences.Felix Kaufmann - 1944 - Journal of Philosophy 41 (22):604-612.
  12. The Methodology and Philosophy of the Social Sciences: A Selective Bibliography of Anthologies, 1950-1985.J. Mouton - 1988 - Human Sciences Research Council.
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    Rethinking the Social Sciences? A Point of View.Luk van Langenhove - 2000 - Foundations of Science 5 (1):103-118.
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    The Methodology of the Social Sciences.E. N., Max Weber, Edward A. Shils & Henry A. Finch - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):25.
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  15. Methodology of Social Sciences: Positivism, Anti-Positivism and the Phenomenological Mediation.Koshy Tharakan - 2006 - Indian Journal of Social Work 67 (1):16-31.
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    Methodology of the Social Sciences.Paul Hanly Furfey - 1945 - New Scholasticism 19 (3):251-253.
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    The Methodology of the Social Sciences[REVIEW]N. E. - 1951 - Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):25-25.
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    Methodology of the Social Sciences[REVIEW]Morton G. White - 1944 - Journal of Philosophy 41 (22):604-612.
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    Methodology of the Social Sciences.Joseph T. Clark - 1945 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 20 (1):185-188.
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    Methodology of the Social Sciences.Felix Kaufmann - 1946 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6 (4):632-639.
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  21. A Critique of Neohistoricism in Contemporary West-German Bourgeois Methodology of the Social-Sciences.M. Havelka - 1986 - Filosoficky Casopis 34 (1):74-89.
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  22. A Critique of the Neoliberal and Neoconservative Concept of Objectivity in the Methodology of the Social-Sciences.Z. Javurek - 1985 - Filosoficky Casopis 33 (6):827-844.
  23. The Significance of Methodology for the Social Sciences (Part II).Felix Kaufmann - forthcoming - Social Research.
  24. Aufmann's Methodology of the Social Sciences[REVIEW]Mcgill Mcgill - 1945 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6:632.
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    Critical Realist Methodology: A View From Sweden. Review of Explaining Society: Critical Realism in the Social Sciences by Berth Danermark, Mats Engström, Liselotte Jakobsen and Jan Ch. Karlsson.Andrew Sayer - 2002 - Journal of Critical Realism 1 (1):168-170.
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    The Theory and Methodology Programme of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences.Bjorn Wittrock & Tom R. Burns - 1986 - Sociological Theory 4 (2):205-207.
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  27. Max Weber's Methodology: The Unification of the Cultural and Social Sciences. By Fritz Ringer.I. L. Horowitz - 2000 - The European Legacy 5 (3):454-455.
  28. Instrumental Reasoning and Systems Methodology an Epistemology of the Applied and Social Sciences.Richard Mattessich - 1978
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    Max Weber's Methodology: The Unification of the Cultural and Social Sciences FRITZ K. RINGER.Bob Jessop - 2003 - Historical Materialism 11 (2):265-272.
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    Max Weber's Methodology: The Unification of the Cultural and Social Sciences. Fritz Ringer.Ralph Schroeder - 1999 - Isis 90 (2):407-408.
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    Interpretation and Social Knowledge: On the Use of Theory in the Human Sciences.Isaac Ariail Reed - 2011 - University of Chicago Press.
    For the past fifty years anxiety over naturalism has driven debates in social theory. One side sees social science as another kind of natural science, while the other rejects the possibility of objective and explanatory knowledge. _Interpretation and Social Knowledge_ suggests a different route, offering a way forward for an antinaturalist sociology that overcomes the opposition between interpretation and explanation and uses theory to build concrete, historically specific causal explanations of social phenomena.
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  32. On the Hidden Unity of Social and Natural Sciences.Leszek Nowak - 2012 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 100 (1):15-50.
    The paper addresses the problem of the delay of the social sciences with respect to the natural sciences. It is argued that there are no special differences between them from a methodological point of view. The methodology of both can be understood in terms of the idealizational conception of science. Nor is the subject-matter the source of the problems. It is argued that it is the social placement of the social sciences within wider (...)
     
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    Introduction. Ghosts and the Machine: Issues of Agency, Rationality, and Scientific Methodology in Contemporary Philosophy of Social Science.Stephen P. Turner & Paul A. Roth - 2003 - In Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell. pp. 1--17.
    This anthology surveys an intellectual landscape vastly and importantly reshaped over the last twenty-five years. Historically, the philosophy of the social sciences has been an inquiry loosely organized around the problem of the scientific status of social knowledge. This problematic emerges with social sciences themselves in the latter part of the nineteenth century and continued, in one form or another, to dominate discussion through the better part of the next. A trio of core issues-- the (...)
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    Book Review: The Politics of Methodology. Anthony Flew, Thinking About Social Thinking. [REVIEW]John Francis Burke - 1998 - Human Studies 21 (1):79-86.
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    Research Methodology in Philosophy Within an Interdisciplinary and Commercialised African Context: Guarding Against Undue Influence From the Social Sciences.Rmj Oduor - 2010 - Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (1):87-118.
    This paper argues that despite pressures to conform to the research methodology of the social sciences, African philosophers must diligently work for the preservation of the distinct character of philosophy as a discipline. To do this, they will have to move away from the debate on the existence and nature of African philosophy, and focus their efforts on the quest for a criterion by which to distinguish philosophical works from non-philosophical ones, regardless of where the works hail (...)
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  36. The Division of Labour in the Social Sciences Versus the Politics of Metaphysics. Questioning Critical Realism's Interdisciplinarity.Jeroen Van Bouwel - 2005 - Graduate Journal of Social Science 2 (2):32-39.
    Some scholars claim that Critical Realism promises well for the unification of the social sciences, e.g., "Unifying social science: A critical realist approach" in this volume. I will first show briefly how Critical Realism might unify social science. Secondly, I focus on the relation between the ontology and methodology of Critical Realism, and unveil the politics of metaphysics. Subsequently, it is argued that the division of labour between social scientific disciplines should not be metaphysics-driven, (...)
     
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    Action and Interpretation: Studies in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Christopher Hookway & Philip Pettit (eds.) - 1977 - Cambridge University Press.
    Whether the interpretations made by social scientists of the thoughts, utterances and actions of other people, including those from an alien culture or a ...
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    On the Analysis of History and the Interdependence of the Social Sciences.Franklin M. Fisher - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (2):147-158.
    The views of some historians and philosophers of history as to the possibility of fruitful historical generalization seem at odds with the underlying methodology of the other social sciences. A formal model of the world historical process is here presented within which this apparent contradiction is seen to be resolvable in terms of modern theories of probability and stochastic processes. This is done by giving rigorous form to procedures and statements in the social sciences. A (...)
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    Mapping Reality: An Evolutionary Realist Methodology for the Natural and Social Sciences.Jane Azevedo - 1997 - State University of New York Press.
    Using the insights of evolutionary epistemology, the author develops a new naturalist realist methodology of science, and applies it to the conceptual, practical, and ethical problems of the social sciences.
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    The Aesthetics of Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences.David E. W. Fenner - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):311-330.
    A strong parallel exists between current research methodologies in the social sciences and the two most central and popular approaches to aesthetics over the last four centuries. The point of this paper is to show this parallel, to demonstrate the importance and relevance of this parallel, and finally to examine ways of deciding, given this parallel between research methodologies and aesthetic approaches, which research methodology in a given context is the better.
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    Foundations and Methodology for an Evolutionary World View: A Review of the Principia Cybernetica Project. [REVIEW]Francis Heylighen - 2000 - Foundations of Science 5 (4):457-490.
    The Principia Cybernetica Project was created to develop an integrated philosophy or world view, based on the theories of evolution, self-organization, systems and cybernetics. Its conceptual network has been implemented as an extensive website. The present paper reviews the assumptions behind the project, focusing on its rationale, its philosophical presuppositions, and its concrete methodology for computer-supported collaborative development. Principia Cybernetica starts from a process ontology, where a sequence of elementary actions produces ever more complex forms of organization through the (...)
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    The Contemporary Social Sciences and the Problem of Normativity.Michel Freitag - 2001 - Thesis Eleven 65 (1):1-25.
    Following in the wake of a certain epistemological and analytical crisis in positivism (its methodology is mercifully in good shape), a revival in the popularity and `scientific' legitimacy of various `comprehensive' analytical approaches in the social sciences has been witnessed over the last ten years. However, by insisting on the significant subjective dimension of action, these interpretive approaches have brought the problem of normativity inherent in the research object, as well as the problem of the `ideological' implication (...)
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    Social Scientists in Times of Crisis: The Structural Transformations Within the Disciplinary Organization and Thematic Repertoire of the Social Sciences.Gennady S. Batygin - 2004 - Studies in East European Thought 56 (1):7-54.
    This is a contribution to thesociology and social epistemology of knowledgeproduction in Russian social sciences today. Inthe initial section, the epistemic status andsocial function of Soviet social scientificdiscourse are characterized in terms of textualforms and their modes of (re-)production. Theremaining sections detail the course of therestructuration of social scientific discoursesince the fall of the Soviet Union and draw onextant empirical sources, in particular studiesof bibliographical rubrics, thematicrepertoires, and current textual formsthroughout the public sphere and the (...)
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    From Performativity to Representation as Intervention: Rethinking the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Recent History of Social Science.Dean Curran - 2018 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 48 (4):492-510.
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    Vindication of the Human and Social Science of Kurt H. Wolff.Gary Backhaus - 2003 - Human Studies 26 (3):309-335.
    The purpose of this article is to vindicate the viability of Kurt H. Wolff''s methodology of surrender-and-catch for the human and social sciences. The article is divided into three sections. The first section explicates the fundamental significance of surrender-and-catch and Wolff''s motivation for advocating its practice. The second section compares surrender-and-catch with phenomenological methodology as well as objective science and the province of the everyday. The third section illustrates surrender-and-catch through my own practice. In this section (...)
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    Naturalism and the Scientific Status of the Social Sciences.Daniel Andler - 2009 - In M. Dorato M. Suàrez (ed.), Epsa Epistemology and Methodology of Science. Springer. pp. 1--12.
    situation in the sciences of man and show it to be fallacious. On the view to be 6 rejected, the sciences of man are undergoing the first serious attempt in history to 7 thoroughly naturalize their subject matter and thus to put an end to their separate sta- 8 tus. Progress has (on this view) been quite considerable in the disciplines in charge 9 of the individual, while in the social sciences the outcome of the process (...)
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    Studies in the Methodolgy of Natural and Social Sciences.Igor Hanzel - 2010 - Peter Lang.
    Acknowledgements Several persons institutions and were helpful in writing this book. Chapter 3 was written at the University of Potsdam in Germany, ...
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    Philosophy and Methodology in the Social Sciences.Barry Hindess - 1977 - Harvester Press.
  49. Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Maurice Alexander Natanson - 1963 - New York: Random House.
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    Epistemology, Methodology and the Social Sciences.Robert S. Cohen & Marx W. Wartofsky - 1985 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (1):157-157.
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